Category Archives: Gospel of Mark

Mark’s Portrait of the Jesus and the World He Lived in Part 5

Mark’s Portrait of the Jesus and the World He Lived in Part 5: Structure and Reading in Light of the Cross This final entry on these windows into how Mark presents Jesus and his world to us deals with two … Continue reading

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Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and The World He Lived in Part 4

Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and The World He Lived in Part 4: A Scripture Shaped World When I originally did my presentation on the Gospel of Mark and the way that it interacts with the world in which Jesus lived … Continue reading

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Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and the World He Lived In: Part 3

Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and the World He Lived In: Part 3 Second Temple Judaism: Pharisees, Sadducees and Zealots, oh my The time of Jesus’ ministry takes place within a time scholars call Second Temple Judaism. Second Temple Judaism is … Continue reading

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Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and the World in which He Lived Part 2

Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and the World in which He Lived Part 2: The Pax Romans and the Peace of Christ In the 1990s and early 2000s there was a vast amount of writing done by New Testament scholars that … Continue reading

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Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and the World He Lived In: Part 1

Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and the World He Lived In   This is originally a class I did with my congregation in February and March of 2015, where I looked at several different ways to approach Mark’s gospel and the … Continue reading

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The Rejected Kingdom- A Sermon on the Crucifixion in Mark’s Gospel

  33 When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 34 At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have … Continue reading

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